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Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center

3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-1450

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.dmu.edu
Electronic application: N/A
Latest profile:

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 05/01
Application deadline: 02/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: N/A
Director of admissions: Jamie Rehmann
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 1
     -Latest date: May 1

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 4 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $1,000
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,675 624 410 215
In-state: 161 77 55 43
Out-of-state: 2,514 547 355 172
Women: 1,231 277 200 93
Minorities: 792 131 68 19
International: 37 10 8 5



Acceptance rate: 15.3%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.65

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 8.6
Verbal reasoning: 8.3
Physical sciences: 8.5
Biological: 9.1
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 55%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 15%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 13%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 55%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 15%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 13%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.H.A.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/D.O. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
The admission policies define acceptable premedical education and designate admission procedures. The practice of osteopathic medicine requires good communication skills, an understanding of individuals within their social environment, logical and quantitative thinking and a solid background in the sciences. Students are encouraged to complete a diversified undergraduate program.

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